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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Tend To Dig My Nails Into My Arm When Angry Or Scard

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Why do I tend to dig my nails into my arm when angry or scard?

Why do I tend to dig my nails into my arm when angry or scard?

Reflex: We all have reflex reactions to stress; this, apparently, is yours. While there are far worse reflex reactions, injuring your own arm is not a good thing. Why not carry a rubber ball or small stuffed animal or something similar, and grip that instead? ...Read more

Anger (Definition)

Anger is a symptom in which a person has too much anger, gets angry too quickly, gets angry too easily, or is angry for too long, when compared to the average normal person who experiences a similar situation. Anger is a strong feeling ...Read more


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What can this tendor bump on inside of my arm be?

What can this tendor bump on inside of my arm be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Cut her arm and know its all tendor and its never happened before and she can see her veins around it and its tendor there to.Anything to worry bout?

Cut her arm and know its all tendor and its never happened before and she can see her veins around it and its tendor there to.Anything to worry bout?

Always..: Assume you have done some significant damage unless it is a very, very superficial laceration. Your best bet is to have a medical person look at, and advise you asap. ...Read more

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I accidentally cut my arm in a nail and I see white inside the cut. In addition, the skin doesn't touch. Do I need stitches??

I accidentally cut my arm in a nail and I see white inside the cut. In addition, the skin doesn't touch. Do I need stitches??

Laceration. : Well, you definitely need a tetanus shot. Outside of that, if it's been less than six hours at this point, stitches may be beneficial for healing and ultimate cosmetic result. We tend not to stitch closed lacerations that have remained open more than six hours because it increases the chance of the cut becoming infected. ...Read more

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Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?

Slammed pinky in door,can't bend.Skin scraped off, ottom of nail pulled up,some of nailbed beyond where nail begins,shows.Entire arm hurts.WhatCanIDo?

Needs to be seen: That should be evaluated by a ER physician/hand surgeon. If the nail isn't secured back down underneath the fold of skin at the base of the nail it can cause healing issues ...Read more

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Bf had a nail infectionHe was given terbinafine250mg a day 4 1mthNow his arm is swollen.any correlation?cephalexin for swelling500mg3/day 4 10 days

No: Terbinafine itself could not cause swelling or skin infection. The cephalexin is an antibiotic which is used to treat bacterial skin infections. The fungal infection and the bacterial infection are likely not related. Was the fungal infection of the finger or toe nails? Sometimes very bad fungal infections can leave breaks in the skin - this can allow bacteria to get inside and cause infection ...Read more

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Got stuck in the fore arm with a rusty nail , last tetanus shot 5-6 yrs ago, arm hurts /swollan/redish around cut.can I wait till morning to see how i?

Got stuck in the fore arm with a rusty nail , last tetanus shot 5-6 yrs ago, arm hurts /swollan/redish around cut.can I wait till morning to see how i?

See below.: Tetanus shot is probably good although would certainly not hurt to get another. Major concern is acute infection with much more common organisms such as staph and strep. Anytime there is rapidly expanding or advancing redness, pain, swelling and / or fever you need to see a doc ASAP to be treated or closely monitored. If this is not the case then waiting a few hours to start treatment is OK. ...Read more

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